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Northern Territory government confirm Safe Schools funding

Northern Territory government confirm Safe Schools funding

The Northern Territory’s Labor government have confirmed they will continue to fund the Safe Schools anti-bullying program after funding was cut off from Canberra last year. The Australian has reported that over 150 public schools have been informed that the program will continue with funding from the Northern Territory Department of Education. The anti-bullying program, […]

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Northern Territory allows same-gender couples to adopt

Northern Territory allows same-gender couples to adopt

The Northern Territory has this week passed a new bill that will allow same-gender couples to adopt children in the Top End. The Adoption of Children Legislation Amendment (Equality) Bill 2017 passed through the territory’s sole house of parliament yesterday, bringing the NT in line with the rest of the nation. Previously, same-gender couples in […]

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Warwick Thornton brings the Western to the outback in Sweet Country

Warwick Thornton brings the Western to the outback in Sweet Country

Sweet Country | Dir: Warwick Thornton | M | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Samson and Delilah director Warwick Thornton has once again ventured into the outback of the Northern Territory. This time he uses the stunning red landscape as a setting for a Western. But this is no traditional Western. There’s no music to […]

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First gay indigenous MP Chansey Paech gives maiden speech

Voters in the Northern Territory have elected Australia’s first openly gay indigenous man to office, voting for Chansey Paech to represent the state seat of Namatjira. The Labor MP and former Alice Springs town councillor told the chamber in his maiden speech that he is proud to represent Australia’s diversity. “Madam Speaker, I am young, I […]

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CLP Do Not Discipline Minister After “Pillow Biter” Comments

CLP Do Not Discipline Minister After “Pillow Biter” Comments

In the Northern Territory, Deputy Chief Minister David Tollner has attracted controversy for comments he made during a parliamentary wing meeting. Tollner reportedly called Joshua Higgins, who works for another MP and is the gay son of fellow CLP politician Gary Higgins, a “pillow biter” and a “shirt lifter”. Chief Minister Adam Giles made the […]

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